False Start

Date

2015

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Composers Edition

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Musical Score

Peer reviewed

Abstract

http://composersedition.com/composers/craigvear/ce-cv1fs1

The title of this piece is borrowed from a Jasper Johns painting from 1959. Johns' works have been a point of inspiration for many decades, due to his abstraction of found materials into artworks that are recognised and appreciated on their own merit. Like Johns' painting, this composition focuses on colour, and the blurred boundary of shape and meaning. It also focuses on play; as in the playful interaction of juxtaposed colour in space and time, and the playful transformation of found material. This reference to the 'found', and the 'being' of itself, is a central focus of this composition, and like Johns' works the focus is not on the source materials but on the articulation of those through the artist's abstraction into something else that is, at all times, the source, the process, the result and the interpretation.

False Start was commissioned by the Icebreaker Ensemble.

Description

The title of this piece is borrowed from a Jasper Johns painting from 1959. Johns' works have been a point of inspiration for many decades, due to his abstraction of found materials into artworks that are recognised and appreciated on their own merit. Like Johns' painting, this composition focuses on colour, and the blurred boundary of shape and meaning. It also focuses on play; as in the playful interaction of juxtaposed colour in space and time, and the playful transformation of found material. This reference to the 'found', and the 'being' of itself, is a central focus of this composition, and like Johns' works the focus is not on the source materials but on the articulation of those through the artist's abstraction into something else that is, at all times, the source, the process, the result and the interpretation. False Start was commissioned by the Icebreaker Ensemble.

Keywords

composition, AI, human-computer interaction

Citation

Vear, C. (2015) False Start

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Research Institute

Music, Technology and Innovation - Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2)